Spring weekends. Something about the sunny sky and warm breeze stirs feelings of domesticity in me. This is the time of year when I start thinking about farmer’s markets, fresh ingredients, and maybe finding some healthier ways to do some of our favorite foods. So it was perfect timing that the library had a copy […]Read More: Not bad, for homemade
Month: April 2012
I’ve been watching all of you lucky iPhone users play with Instagram for almost a year. I don’t have a smartphone (I’ve got the cheapest low-frills cell phone and plan on the planet), but Neil got me an Android tablet for my 40th birthday last year, and ever since then, I’ve been playing with photo […]Read More: Instagramming
On the hook
I have a new project in the works. I didn’t want to show you until I was sure it was actually going to happen. I have a history of sharing grandiose plans that never come to fruition. Remember the time I said I was going to sew a dress, and knit a shawl to wear […]Read More: On the hook
Would you like to hang out?
I’ve been thinking about this idea for some time: a blog video chat. We could “meet” on a regular basis, and spend an hour talking about whatever it is we creative types like to talk about. We could have specific themes for the hour, or we could just have show-and-tell time. I’m going to do […]Read More: Would you like to hang out?
Chicken and Pasta in Ginger Sauce
I’ve been in such a cooking rut lately. Once upon a time, I used to make actual meals that did not involve defrosting frozen stuff. I recently decided to blame my poor kitchen performance on the state of my recipe collection. It may not really be the reason, but it was there and I needed […]Read More: Chicken and Pasta in Ginger Sauce
I’m having a deliciously lazy weekend. And as I lay around, flipping through books, I have visions of domesticity dancing in my head. The challenge is to translate those visions into action, once Monday comes. I read somewhere about Heidi Swanson‘s Millet Muffins. I really thought someone posted it here, in response to my request […]Read More: Weekending
Flufy’s Granny Square Blanket, part two
Ready to finish that blanket? If you’ve been following along so far, at this point you should have something that looks like the image above. If you missed Part One of this project, where I explained how to get this far, read this post first and then come back here to get the scoop on […]Read More: Flufy’s Granny Square Blanket, part two
Happiness is a handmade blankie
I finished it. And a nine-year-old somebody was very happy. Did you see the post where I showed you how to make granny squares and put them together? Well, sometime in the next few days, I will show you how to make a border. Then you can make your own nine-year-old son (or your niece, […]Read More: Happiness is a handmade blankie
I’ve started walking again. I am entirely too sedentary during the day, I think, and I know it’s not good for me. So, I’ve started walking again. This weekend, I went out twice. the first time, I took both boys with me. It ended up being more of a leisurely stroll than a proper walk, […]Read More: Spring walking
I want to love green smoothies, really! My go-to breakfast choice is nearly always abyssmal (coffee and a cookie, anyone?). So, I’ve been experimenting with them for a few weeks. I started with Heather (Beauty That Moves)’s basic recipe, and I’ve changed it up here and there. I’ve used soy milk, whole milk, and almond […]Read More: Green blah